October 18, 2013
'Thor: The Dark World' Tracking Towards $75 Million Opening Weekend

Pre-release tracking numbers are estimating that Thor: The Dark World could bring in $75 million during its early November release. If those tracking estimates hold true the movie would have one of the biggest openings of all time at the North American box office for that particular time of the year.

Thor 2 once again sees the return of actor Chris Hemsworth in the title role. The movie is produced by Marvel Studios and Disney. The movie debuts on November 8, 2013.

The original Thor movie debuts in May 2011 with a $65.7 million box office. The movie has since earned a worldwide total of $449 million.

If those numbers hold true it will be a huge win for Marvel which witnessed a $1.2 billion box office take for Iron Man 3 in May of this year.

Marvel has the advantage of touting its superhero flicks on the heels of the very popular Avengers movie which debuted in 2012. That movie earned $1.5 billion to finish just behind Avatar and Titanic on the all-time box office list.

According to reports the movie is tracking high among both men and women which bodes well for its future success. The movies cast includes a diverse group of actors including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba.

The biggest change in the movie is the choice in director. The first Thor was directed by Kenneth Branagh with the sequel being directed by Alan Taylor.

The top box office draw for early November is the James Bond flick Skyfall which debuted last year with an opening weekend take of $88.4 million. The best November total of all time is The Twilight Saga: New Moon which debuted with $142.8 million.

Early pre-tracking numbers typically give a good idea about a films potential to earn big, however, those numbers are not always accurate because of unforeseen variables.

Will you be heading out to see Thor: The Dark World on opening weekend?